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Gwenton Sloley: life of an ex-offender

April 12, 20150

  “Was I going to end up back in prison for any little thing I did? Would I ever be able to walk away from crime?” These are a few
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From cardboard box to tailored suit

March 20, 20150

On a cold autumn morning on the outskirts of London, a young man wakes up on his cardboard box. Today is a big day for him. Leaving the cardboard box behind
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One street, many faces: people of Brick Lane

May 19, 20141

Banglatown, a vintage hotspot, a graffiti-painted street, a creative hub for artists and the face of the tough East End: this is Brick Lane, defined by the people who live
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Kurz&Lang: Why bratwurst is more than just a sausage

April 22, 20140

St John Street is home to bratwurst shop Kurz&Lang, founded by Berlin-born Valentin von Amsberg. We paid a visit, as part of our St John Street At Work series

Giving a voice to Islington’s youth

April 10, 20140

Islington youth council was created in 2011 to give young people a voice. SJS News met Hiba Warsame, the current youth mayor. She told us about  priorities for the youth
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Video: The homeless guide to London

March 31, 20141

A London-based social enterprise is offering tours of the city “as perceived through the lens of homelessness”, led by homeless or formerly homeless guides. Unseen Tours incorporate homeless guides’ own
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Islington Idol: The borough’s famous past residents

March 24, 20140

The borough of Islington is known to be home to many celebrities. That’s nothing new: its history boasts an array of famous and important figures…

Reel Islington: Q&A with director Sophie Ansell

February 26, 20140

Sophie Ansell is one of the directors that entered into this year’s Reel Islington Film Festival Short Film Awards under the theme ‘Home is where I want to be…’, screening this Friday
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Reel Islington: Q&A with director Dave Lojek

February 26, 20140

Dave Lojek is one of the directors that entered into this year’s Reel Islington Film Festival Short Film Awards under the theme ‘Home is where I want to be…’, screening this Friday
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Reel Islington: Q&A with director Matthew Barton

February 26, 20140

Matthew Barton is one of the directors that entered into this year’s Reel Islington Film Festival Short Film Awards under the theme ‘Home is where I want to be…’, screening this Friday
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